Every Day Counts from FHWA
Every Day Counts (EDC) is an initiative of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that aims to speed up the delivery of highway projects and to address the challenges presented by limited budgets. Its goal is to identify and deploy innovations that shorten project delivery, enhance roadway safety, reduce congestion, and improve environmental sustainability.
Through the EDC model, FHWA works with state and local transportation agencies and industry stakeholders to identify a new collection of innovations to champion every two years. This process includes sharing specifications, best practices, lessons learned, and relevant data among stakeholders through case studies, webinars, and demonstration projects.
EDC-5 Innovations (2019-2020)
The latest round of EDC includes the following 10 innovations:
- Advanced Geotechnical Methods in Exploration (A-GaME)
- Collaborative Hydraulics: Advancing to the Next Generation of Engineering (CHANGE)
- Project Bundling
- Reducing Rural Roadway Departures
- Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)
- Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
- Crowdsourcing for Operations
- Value Capture: Capitalizing on the Value Created by Transportation
- Virtual Public Involvement
- Weather-Responsive Management Strategies